Quote from: ZachS09 on 06/17/2022 11:38 pmI would guess Mike Fincke as commander of Starliner-1 with Matthew Dominick commanding Starliner-2. And Jeanette Epps stays on Starliner-1 as Mission Specialist 1 or 2.Maybe if Eric Boe is cleared of his medical issues, he could fly as pilot on either Starliner-1 or Starliner-2.I had presumed that Dominick would be Starliner-1 PLT with Fincke, Epps, and an international astronaut (probably Furukawa), but I could see him ending up in a Kjell Lindgren situation (backup several times in a row) and getting a command slot a little further down the line.I'd be surprised if Boe flew as pilot, since he piloted the shuttle twice.
I would guess Mike Fincke as commander of Starliner-1 with Matthew Dominick commanding Starliner-2. And Jeanette Epps stays on Starliner-1 as Mission Specialist 1 or 2.Maybe if Eric Boe is cleared of his medical issues, he could fly as pilot on either Starliner-1 or Starliner-2.
itís kinda weird cuz Wikipedia which isnít a great source for who was what mission specialist on the shuttle, they have borisov flying on Boeing starliner 1 as pilot and Iím like with the stuff going on politically right now not a chance Iíll leave it at that it would be either a nasa astronaut or an ESA astronaut assigned to pilot crew 1 or crew 2 crew 1 I have that feeling since Matthew Dominick will be the pilot, Mike fincke as commander, and Satoshi furukawa & Jeanette Epps are on that mission well I know Epps is they have to confirm furukawa, he hasnít been confirmed yet. So my 2 cents is either a rookie like Jonny Kim or a veteran Drew Morgan, Scott tingle and or Jessica Meir would get that 3rd seat and if not a nasa astronaut that would get that spot space x crew 7 on the crew dragon, I could see Alex Gerst a veteran in the ESA or Aki Hoshide a veteran from JAXA would get that spot flies as MS 1 on Crew 7. I also have that feeling that Suni Williams will command starliner 3 down the line, either that or her & Stephanie Wilson will get selected to Artemis 2 along with Joe Acaba & Mike Hopkins.
It would be logical for the commanders of Artemis II and III to be astronauts who have piloted a spacecraft and in the Artemis group are: Glover, Chari ... Mann, Moghbeli ... DominickWe can add former pilots who are in a hierarchical position or in the Artemis group, but who have no experience piloting a spacecraft: Bresnik, Tingle, Wiseman, McClain ... RubioIn my opinion, Glover is the favorite to be the commander of Artemis III, Wiseman for Artemis II.
Guys its the Artemis program... its pretty clear that commanders for these missions will be female. At least for the first couple of missions. I could see either McClain, Koch or Wilson for Artemis 2 and 3. Tingle and Acaba as pilots. Astronauts who will be walking on the moon will be mission specialists (will not have role as cmdr or pilot). We'll surely see the likes of Meir, Watkins and Glover walk on the moon. My 2 cents...
Hansen has been officially announced a crew member for an ISS expedition. I believe heís tentatively scheduled to be launched in 2024 on Space X Dragon Crew 8.
Has CSA's Jeremy Hansen not been officially tapped for a mission yet? He was a longtime CF-18 fighter pilot, though not a test pilot from what I gather. He and Epps are the last 2 of their Astronaut class who haven't flown yet.
Quote from: Hog on 08/04/2022 10:45 pmHas CSA's Jeremy Hansen not been officially tapped for a mission yet? He was a longtime CF-18 fighter pilot, though not a test pilot from what I gather. He and Epps are the last 2 of their Astronaut class who haven't flown yet.In today's [Aug 4th] Crew 5 briefing there was a tease from Kathy L that there would bea Canadian on the next Artemis mission. [unless she meant the Crew 6 mission and I misunderstood]I assumed that would be Hansen but no further data was supplied like role and there wereno followups in the Q&A.CarlEdit: to clarify which briefing.
I predict Kutryk will be assigned to Artemis II. He has flight test experience and this will be a test flight. And NASAs choice for the first woman to fly to the moon wonít be a Canadian. Or if they want an all-veteran crew it would have to be David St. Jacques.My prediction:Scott Tingle CDRStephanie WilsonKathleen RubinsJosh Kutryk.
I'm curious where you got your ISS CDR information?
My understanding has been that 60 at the point of assignment to a mission is generally the cut-off point, thus allowing astros to fly by age 61-62 at the latest.